Rwandan Rebels Disarm But Future Uncertain
[African Arguments]In July 1994, with the RPF was about to win the war against the Habyarimana regime and thus put an end to the genocide, a massive exodus of Hutu refugees took place to Rwanda's neighbours. The vast majority of them, about two million, ended up in huge refugee camps in the then Zairean provinces of North and South Kivu (present day DRC.)
Chimpanzees Airlifted From DR Congo Supermarket to Sanctuary
[UNEP]Two chimpanzees that spent the past year living behind a supermarket in Kinshasa were airlifted by United Nations peacekeepers on 24 August to a permanent sanctuary in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in a joint effort between the Congolese wildlife authority (ICCN), Gorilla Doctors, the Lwiro Centre for Primate Rehabilitation (CRPL), and the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP).
Commonwealth and La Francophonie Make Case for World's Poor Ahead of G20
[Commonwealth]Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and the Finance minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jon Patrice Kitebi, met Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot on 29 August 2014 to discuss development priorities ahead of the G20 summit which takes place in Brisbane in November.
Angola and Congo Prepare Joint Operation to Identify Borderlines
[ANGOP]Cabinda -The sub-commission for Angola and Congo Brazzaville Land and River Border Verification was gathered on 28-29 August in the northern Cabinda province (Angola), whose objective aimed for the preparations to start with the operation of identifying the border landmarks between the two countries.
Robert Kidiaba - 38 and Still Desires More
[CAF]His butt-bouncing repertoire, a signature celebration of a goal for either his club side TP Mazembe or the Congolese Leopards national squad, has become the identity of Robert Kidiaba as much as for the flamboyance of his hairstyle.
MPs Happy With Accommodation Conditions for Former Refugees
[ANGOP]Luena -The MPs of the 3rd Commission of the National Assembly expressed on Friday in Luena city, eastern Moxico province, their satisfaction at the reception and accommodation conditions created by the local government so as to receive the former Angolan refugees from DR Congo (DRC).
MSF Reinforces Response to DRC Ebola Outbreak in Boende
[MSF]The lead teams from M√©decins Sans Fronti√®res (MSF) who arrived in the Boende health zone, in Republic democratic of Congo (DRC) 10 days ago were bolstered on Wednesday of this week by the arrival of 17 specialists, including doctors, nurses, logisticians, pharmacists, and hygiene and sanitation specialists.
Hope Deferred - Abrupt End to the Katanga Case Fails Victims
[ISS]On 25 June 2014, the defence team of Germain Katanga, former commander of the Force de r√©sistance patriotique en Ituri (FPRI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), withdrew its notice of appeal against his conviction by the International Criminal Court (ICC). On the basis of Katanga's withdrawal of appeal, the Prosecution also filed a notice of discontinuation of its appeal against the same judgment.
Angola Repatriation - Antonio Returns Home After 40 Years in DR Congo
[UNHCR]Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo -When Antonio last stood in his home village of Kwilu, Angola was a colony of Portugal on the verge of becoming independent.
UN Insists On Neutralization of FDLR
[News of Rwanda]The UN Security Council on Tuesday called for "swift neutralization" of the FDLR rebel militia operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The call is made in order to bring stability to the country and the Great Lakes region at large.
WHO - Dozens Monitored for Possible Ebola in DRC
[VOA]The World Health Organization says 80 people are now being monitored for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where officials reported an outbreak of the disease this week.
Kabila Eyes Lifetime Presidency and Must Be Given a Way Out
[African Arguments]Current events in the elite politics of the DRC should be of great concern for those who follow developments in the country. Systematic efforts are being made by the Presidency and sections of the Presidential Majority to modify the 2006 constitution or, more likely, to have a new constitution passed by referendum. This would enable the incumbent President to abolish the current two-term limit to his presidential mandate.
Congonews Editor Held Without Charge After Criticizing Archbishop
[CPJ]Nairobi -An editor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been held by police without charge for a week in connection with libel allegations over a column published in the privately owned bi-weekly CongoNews, according to local journalists and news reports.
DRC Mining Awards Set for October
[CAJ News]Johannesburg -THE mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo will in October celebrate top individuals in the sector following the introduction of the DRC Mining Industry Awards.
[Times of Zambia]MORE than 100 trucks from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are marooned at Kazungula Border on the Zambian side because authorities on the Botswana side are not allowing them to enter that country.
Forest Stewardship Council Puts Business Interests First
[Greenpeace]As a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Switzerland, as well as a Greenpeace campaigner focused on doing everything I can to protect our planet's last untouched forests, I am alarmed that FSC has already decided to allow Swiss-German timber group, Danzer, back into its system.
Security Council Press Statement On Democratic Republic of Congo, Great Lakes Region
[UN]The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mark Lyall Grant ( United Kingdom):
Govt Strengthens Measures As Ebola Hits DRC
[Focus]The ministry of health has assured the public that various preventive measures are in place following confirmed ebola cases in the DRC.
Information Ministry Bans 61 Newspapers
[RSF]Reporters Without Borders calls on the information ministry to rescind two new decrees, one on 18 August declaring 75 newspapers defunct for failing to publish for the past three years, and one on 20 August banning 61 other newspapers on the grounds that they have no legal existence.
Health Minister Confirms Ebola Deaths in Congo
[allAfrica]Washington, DC -Dr. F√©lix Kabange Numbi, health minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said on television Sunday that two deaths among a dozen suspected Ebola patients were due to Ebola.